Re: old school

Subject: Re: old school
From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com" <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 16:05:34 -0700

Oh, and I well remember the Windows World keynote where Bill used up a
significant portion of his address touting the thing. Later ran into him at
the Spencer T. Katt party (remember "the whiskered one?") and told him he
did "a good job."

> Jagdriver


On 5/26/08, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Yep! I've got a shink-wrapped copy of M$ Bob, developed and championed by
> none other than Melinda (French) Gates.
>
> > Jagdriver
>
>
> On 5/20/08, fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> I am proud to say I have an 8" disk on prominent display in my home
>> office. I've always been interested in "old tech" - so my dad found a bunch
>> of 8" disks laying around at his work, and gave them to me, because I always
>> wanted to see one. The capacity of the disks ranged from 512 bytes to
>> 1K. I gave one to my boyfriend and he framed it.
>>
>> My dad tells a story of how he brought me into work when I was around 2 or
>> 3, and I got into someone's desk drawer, and completely disorganized a
>> co-worker's punch cards. Apparently these had to be fed into a computer in
>> a precise order - yikes! I do not remember this event, but he has photos of
>> me sitting in the drawer.
>>
>> I loved WordStar. I went through the whole tutorial and got pretty good
>> at it, and used it a lot to write stories, poems, and school papers.
>>
>> Anyone here remember "Microsoft Bob"?
>>
>> Any former BBS geeks here?
>>
>> I remember also the "dittos" with the purplish ink - I actually disliked
>> them and was always afraid that the ink would get on my hand - so I was
>> worrying too much about that to remember this "great smell" I've heard so
>> much about! :)
>>
>> --Jennifer
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>>
>> From: John Hedtke <john -at- hedtke -dot- com>
>> Subj: RE: old school
>> Date: Tue May 20, 2008 10:41 am
>> Size: 3K
>> To: "Tammy Van Boening" <Tammy -dot- VanBoening -at- healthlanguage -dot- com>;"AL Geist"
>> <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>; <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>>
>> "Oh, look, it's a record of the Beatles!" "Yeah, I've heard of
>>
>> them!" --actual conversation between two 12-yo girls some years ago.
>>
>>
>>
>> I share most of the experiences on Al's list. My ex and I bought an
>>
>> honest-to-goodness IBM-brand PC with the 4.77MHz chip and all, though
>> i
>> Northstar systems (and other things that ran the S-100 bus), 8"
>>
>> diskettes, programming HP3000 Series III computers, and punching my
>>
>> programs on cards using IBM 024/026 keypunches to feed to the IBM
>>
>> 1
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RE: old school: From: fritillary
Re: old school: From: Chris Morton

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